How To Crochet the Slanted Puff Shell Stitch

The Slanted Puff Shell Stitch is a shell stitch that is similar to a v-stitch. It’s a very pretty stitch that you can use for a many projects, and I’ll be using it in an upcoming shawl pattern. I’ve included both a video tutorial and the written pattern description so you can crochet the way that you prefer to learn!

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Slanted Puff Shell Stitch

Crochet Pattern with video by Underground Crafter

The slanted puff shell stitch pattern is similar to a v-stitch but has more texture.

Finished Size

  • Varies based on yarn weight, needle size, tension, and number of stitches in your foundation chain.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • pf – 3-repeat puff stitch – [Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop] 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.

Pattern Note

  • A complete video tutorial is available below.

Pattern Instructions

  • Ch any multiple of 3 sts, + 2 sts.
  • Set Up Row: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next st and in each st across. (Multiple of 3 sts, + 1 st)
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 4 ch (counts as first dc + ch-1 sp), pf in next st, *skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, pf) in next st; repeat from * across to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch-1 sp), pf in same st, *skip pf, skip ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, pf) in next dc; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, skip pf, skip ch-1 sp, dc in top of third ch from previous Row.
  • Repeat Row 2 until desired length is reached.
  • Final Row: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, sc in next st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in top of third ch from previous Row.
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